Galway City Museum
51 locals recommend ·
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The Museum is ranked the 11th most popular free tourist attraction in Ireland. Galway City Museum has three floors of exciting exhibitions engaging visitors in the archaeology, history and sea science of Galway. The attraction is one of Galway’s most popular cultural hotspots and welcomes over…
Galway City Museum is a museum in Galway City, County Galway, Ireland. It was founded on 29 July 2006, and is located beside the Spanish Arch.
Galway is rich with history, and we proudly offer a free museum to exhibit this glorious history within.
A couple of minutes walk from the townhouse, the Museum is well worth a visit to check out objects of cultural heritage related to the City of Galway. It also has a lovely café.
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“This 1820s building was originally as a courthouse and then the city's Town Hall. In the 1950s the building was converted into a cinema and was where I had my first date !! In 1996 it reopened as the new Theatre and the opening event was the world premiere of the Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh.”
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“There's always something going on, be it comedy, music, disco, cabaret or other gigs. You'll never be bored, just check their programme. ”
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“Upstairs you can just be lucky and get a taste of Irish traditional music sessions”
- 50 locals recommend
“The Spanish Arch area of Galway is a wonderful place to relax on a sunny day. You can look across the water to the historic Claddagh area and admire the huge number of swans!”
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“Award winning Michelin star restaurant. Incredible dining experience. Best in Galway in my opinion. Book in advance though as it's booked a long time in advance.”
- 62 locals recommend